Criminal Defense in Oakland MO - starting at $450


Have you recently been charged with a criminal offense in Oakland MO?  Are you trying to figure out your options and rights?  Do you understand the consequences of pleading guilty to the charge (and all the negative outcomes that decision entails)?  Do you have a good idea of what a criminal defense attorney can do for you?

These are important questions to ask if you find yourself with a Oakland MO criminal charge!  But we can help you out!!  Our initial goal will be to examine all the pertinent facts of your case to determine the best defense strategy.  Once this analysis is complete, we may be in a position to get the charges dismissed (especially if your Constitutional rights were violated), or in some situations we can get the charges reduced to a lesser offense (so that nothing shows up on your record).


What happens if you don’t hire an attorney?  Most people who represent themselves end up simply pleading guilty to the charge.  They do this because they believe (incorrectly) that nothing bad will happen as a result.

But nothing could be further from the truth!!  A guilty plea will allow the state to put the charge on your permanent record.  And this will make things very difficult for you down the road when applying for a job, renting an apartment, or taking out governmental benefits (because a simple criminal background check will show the conviction).

The affordable Oakland, MO criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their criminal charges for over ten (10) years.  Our goal is to make sure that the charges leveled against you do not stay on your permanent record, and do any lasting damage.  And we want to do all of this at an affordable price.  The fees for a typical St. Louis misdemeanor charge start at $450.  Our fees for a low level felony charge start at $750.  But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge.  So contact us today!!

We have two main locations:  in the Central West End of St. Louis, at 1 North Taylor (on the corner of Taylor and Laclede), 63108;  and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), 63019.  The initial consultation is free of charge.  So contact us today to learn more!!

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